The Far East - July 2018

The Far East Magazine is published 10 times a year by St Columbans Mission Society. It features articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. The magazine was originally launched to promote mission interest in Catholic homes in Australia and New Zealand. The Far East Magazine is a major fundraiser for Columban Missionaries and was first published in Australia on 15th October, 1920.


From the Editor

This issue is packed with good news stories of ‘ordinary people’ doing ‘extraordinary things'. These ‘ordinary people’ are those who have dedicated…
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An entrepreneur with a rock solid trust in God

Fr Patrick James (PJ) McGlinchey improved the lives of the people of Jeju Island in South Korea over decades through agricultural development.…
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Exploitation in the workplace

In Chile, Columban Lay Missionary, Michael Javier regularly assists as an interpreter in processing legal papers for migrants of many different…
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Reflection - Strange things hiding in the shadows

To be a Christian is to live dangerously, honestly, freely to step in the name of love as if you may land on nothing, yet to keep on stepping…
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Where are they now? Columban Centenary - Fr Bernie Lane

Fr Bernie, along with his Columban confreres and the people of Lima, continues to live and work with enthusiasm and hope in the face of all the…
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Your Columban story - Benefactors share with us...

Your stories are key to our past and our future. With your permission we would like to publish your Columban story in The Far East and on our…
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History preserved

This comprehensive process of cleaning, washing, repairing and infilling will help to ensure that St Columbans Mission Society can preserve their…
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From Minarets and Mosques of Pakistan to the churches and bells of Rome

Columban Fr Robert McCulloch gives an insight into being Procurator-General for the Columbans, an interesting position with many possibilities…
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Mission World - July 2018

Julian Filochowski, chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, looks ahead to the canonisation of the saint from El Salvador alongside the pope who…
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From the Director - Three score years and ten

Fr Leo is looking forward to the year 2020 when the three brothers will then collectively have served 200 years of service as Columban missionary…
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HIV/AIDS victims of Myanmar's struggle

Sr Mary Dillon recounts two stories of her work with people who are HIV positive at the Hope Centre in Myanmar’s Kachin State.
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Pedalling to Live update

Virgenia Oral-Vidad, Programme Manager with the Pedalling to Live project developed by Columban Fr Oliver McCrossan, provides some good news…
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70 Years for Fr Leo Baker

When asked about his life, Fr Leo said, "It has been quite an adventure."
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Your Columban Legacy

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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The Far East magazine is published by St Columbans Mission Society 10 times per year. It features mission articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from the countries where they work.

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